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2 Face Drug, Theft Charges After Online Sale Goes Bad

Posted at 7:22 AM, Dec 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-15 07:22:18-05

NICHOLASVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) — A person trying to sell items online was instead allegedly assaulted and robbed when meeting the prospective buyers.

Now, Nicholasville police have arrested two people who they say committed the robbery.

Police charged 18-year-old Shelbie Staton and 20-year-old Ken Russell with second-degree robbery.

But that’s not where the case ended.

Police say that when they went to arrest the pair, they found cocaine and marijuana.

Both also are charged with cocaine possession, and Staton also faces a marijuana trafficking charge.